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September 2013

Readers' Choice 2013: Education

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Readers' Choice 2013

Education

library

BEST LIBRARY: NEWPORT BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY

This year’s winner for best public Library is the Newport Beach Public Library. Perhaps it’s because this library is more than just a place to read books, it’s truly a community and cultural center. Enjoy all the best reads for children, teens and adults while enjoying other regular amenities including media centers and homework help.

Newport Beach Public Library | 1000 Avocado Ave. | 949-717-3800 | www.newportbeachlibrary.org


preschool

BEST PRESCHOOL: ST. ANNE SCHOOL

A leader in Orange County education, St. Anne School won this year’s selection for best preschool and best private school. The school’s dedication to curriculum that goes beyond the classroom with a faith-based core provides children with all the tools they need to succeed in life. A nurturing environment, passion for the arts, strong academics, spiritual development and technologically advanced, this school is a gem in the OC academic community.

32451 Bear Brand Road, Laguna Beach | 949-276-6700 | www.st-anne.org


BEST TUTOR PROGRAM: KUMON LEARNING CENTER

Sometimes students need a little extra homework help, and according to our readers, Kumon is the place to go. Started by a parent, the Kumon Learning Center is the world’s largest after-school math and reading program, and it prides itself on focusing on raising a child’s confidence to help become better self-learners.

Fun fact: Kumon Learning Center can be found in 47 countries and regions on six continents.

Kumon Learning Center | Locations throughout OC | www.Kumon.com


BEST CYBER SCHOOL: KHAN ACADEMY

Education has come a long way since the little red schoolhouse days. Today, cyber schools are more popular than ever, and our readers say that Khan Academy is the best school out there. The not-for-profit online service offers resources for students, teachers and the like via their online website free of charge.

Khan Academy | Available online | www.khanacademy.org


charter

BEST CHARTER SCHOOL: ORANGE COUNTY EDUCATIONAL ARTS ACADEMY

Voted best charter school, Orange County Educational Arts Academy is school with a mission to nurture all learners to become critical thinkers. Founded by a group of educators, parents and community partners, the school serves approximately 550 K through 8 graders and works to ensure that parents and teachers are partners in their children's success.

Orange County Educational Arts Academy | 825 N. Broadway, Santa Ana | 714-558-2787 | www.oceaa.org

“The size of the classrooms are small. It’s Phenomenal. It’s also a well-rounded art school, and the high number of parent involvement makes it even better.” –Nany Norris, Irvine


BEST TIPS TO GET HOMEWORK DONE: OFFER BRIBERY AND REWARDS

Want to know how to get your kids to do their homework? Oc parents say the best way to do that is to bribe them with rewards!

“I always have "Prizes" as bribery, rewards, or blackmail, or, whatever you want to call it! Just small items that I buy from the $1 section at Target or from Garage Sales etc. I give them prizes and they now know to ask for them! My favorite subject to help them with is History.” -Marian Barlow, Irvine


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Health Care
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